from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A febrile eruptive disease observed in cattle of northern France. The eruption occurs after four or five days, on the inner side of the hind limbs and sometimes of the fore-legs, extending down to the hoof.


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  • Grand used the loaded term "rafle" - "a round-up" - to describe the raids, implicitly linking them to France's wartime detention of Jewish citizens.

    News24 Top Stories

  • Grand used the loaded term "rafle" -- "a round-up" -- to describe the raids, implicitly linking them to France's wartime detention of Jewish citizens.

    The Daily Star

  • Avoiding that pitfall was central to Kristin Scott Thomas's approach to her role as Julia, an American woman living and working in Paris who discovers dark secrets from the past while working on a piece about the La rafle du Vel d'Hiv – the roundup and deportation of Jews by French police in Paris in 1942.

    Kristin Scott Thomas talks about Sarah's Key: 'It's liberating to raise these issues'

  • The rediscovery of these events by subsequent generations does not mean that the rafle was forgotten - the commemoration received various mentions in the press from the 1950s onwards.

    The Guardian World News

  • La rafle du Vel' d'Hiv' has been commemorated since the second world war, and a brief internet search brings up images of the commemoration of 1956 as well as a few images of the roundup itself Sarah's Key being fiction, a lack of photographic evidence creates a better story.

    The Guardian World News

  • Victoire écrasante de SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE qui rafle huit prix dont celui du meilleur film au cours des 81e Annual Academy Awards®


  • # 1: Mosaïcultures Internationales: Montréal rafle les honneurs

    The Westmount Examiner

  • The high proportion of whole clusters doesn't bring too much astringency on the Cuvée Spéciale because they waited for a perfect "aoûtement de la rafle" before harvesting, an expression which can be translated by "wood ripening" or "stem ripening".

    Wine Tasting, Vineyards, in France

  • Warned by friends, she was able to escape the July 16, 1942 roundup (la rafle du Vel’d’hiv’) and make her way to the Zone libre, and eventually, with the help of her friend the painter Georges Kars (1880 – 1945), across the border into Switzerland where she remained with her son until the end of the war.

    Chana Orloff.

  • Mélanie Laurent - Shoshanna Dreyfus - I can't imagine her plate won't pile up with credits in a post-Basterds world - although QT's magic touch seems to work longer stronger magic on the fellas (see: John Travolta's woefully extended career versus Uma Thurman's) - but for now she's starring opposite Jean Reno in a French film called La rafle (The Round Up) about a shameful event in French history where their government handed 13,000 over to the Nazis, and Beginners, a film by the director of Thumbsucker, starring Laurent and Ewan McGregor which has already sparked gossipy gossip when she dared be seen (heavens no!) walking around with married Ewan in (no!) public.

    Film Experience Blog


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